Thousands of supplies donated to Flood the Love campaign

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YOUNGSVILLE, La. (KLFY) – Thursday thousands of supplies were donated to the United Way’s Flood the Love campaign, and all of the donated items were sent out to families in need.

The United Way of Acadiana’s warehouse on Pinhook Road is packed with donations. Volunteers are busing loading trucks and shipping supplies to communities affected by the devasting flood.

One community in need is Youngsville. Youngsville City Councilman Jamison Abshire said residents in need can pick up supplies at the Youngsville Lions Club.

“Cleaning supplies, buckets, mops, household items,toiletries. It’s going to be quite a few weeks that people are going to need help around here,” said Abshire.

Shekita Felix and her family lost almost everything. Felix said being able to lean on her community is a blessing.

“It’s been very helpful because you never know what’s going to happen so anything helps.”

Volunteer Mallory Rhymer experienced the devasting flood first hand.

“Wildlife and Fisheries came in a boat right up to the front of the church and got me out on Verot,” said Rhymer.

Rhymer said its great to see neighbors helping neighbors.

“It’s just amazing how tenacious they’ve been. They just want to help however they can. Makes me happy to leave home and come somewhere that feels like home.”

For a complete list of drop off and pick up locations, visit KLFY.com

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